Nocturnal Animals is Tom Ford’s sophomore feature and he ambitiously weaves dual narratives to pretty successful results.Read more "Film Review: Nocturnal Animals"
Demolition sees Jean-Marc Vallée continuing to grow as a director, with Jake Gyllenhaal continuing the trend of delivering great lead performances for him.Read more "Demolition"
I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately about “based on a true story” films, but Everest is no different: some stories, as worth telling as they are, just don’t make the best movies. Taken as inspiration? Sure. But a truthful retelling just doesn’t quite work on the big screen as far as […]Read more "Film Review: Everest"
Southpaw gets a couple of things right around a solid Jake Gyllenhaal performance, but its misery porn laden mess of a script sinks most everything going for it.Read more "Film Review: Southpaw"
As the Academy Awards are around the corner, I took a look back at the best films of 2014. Also, I answered the tough questions like: what was the best Tom Cruise movie of 2014?Read more "Grant’s Film Awards for 2014"
Nightcrawler is a great, and twisted, little thriller, with a possible career best performance out of Jake Gyllenhaal.Read more "Film Review: Nightcrawler"
In this week’s “For Your Renting Pleasure” I went with one film that follows those that uphold the law with End of Watch, and one film about those who break it with Hit & Run. Criminals were right, they have more fun.Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"
I’m not sure who sees hit movies in the theater even later than I do… maybe people with two kids. But, believe it or not, when I talk about the ending of The Source Code, it may give away the ending. Shocking, I know. I didn’t expect to become enthralled by The Source Code. Not […]Read more "The Source Code: The Ending and Other Thoughts"
Lauren: Though it isn’t as open to interpretation as Sucker Punch was last week, I felt myself needing a little bit of an explanation when leaving the viewing of Source Code. That’s right! It’s time for another dissection of a film. Since I am coming more so from the mindset of “huh?” this time around […]Read more "Dissecting Source Code"
Source Code is a fun and gripping ride that will throw some in the end but after some mulling over I think the film works in almost every capacity. The film is a sci-fi picture that presupposes that the government has created a program, called source code, which will allow them to send someone into […]Read more "Review: Source Code"